How To Make Strawberry Wine

Strawberry Wine
Wash the strawberries and place them in a fermenting bin.
Add juice and zest of a lemon.
Mash the strawberries to release the juice.
Add tannin or tea.
Boil 6 pints / 3.5 litres of water and dissolve in the sugar.
Pour the hot sugar liquor over the strawberries and stir.
Add up to ½ gallon / 2 litres of boiled cooled water.
Add the campden tablet (crushed) and stir.
Mix in the pectolase (pectic enzyme).
Next day add the yeast.
Add the yeast nutrient.
Stir daily for one week.
Ferment in loosely covered fermentation bin for around a week.
Strain off the strawberry must through a staining cloth into a clean demijohn.
Fit bung and airlock and leave in warm position to ferment for around 2 weeks.
Rack into a clean demijohn.
This wine may need sweetening with with small amounts of sugar syrup, this will revive fermentation and increase wine strength, so be careful not to over sweeten.
When the strawberry wine to completely clear rack again.
Leave for a further 2 months before bottling.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Initial fermentation time: 7 days

Time to be ready to drink: 6 months

Sweetness: Medium

Calories per bottle: 400 approx

Yield: 6 bottles

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